Cardiovascular Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease

Nadjib Hammoudi; François Lionnet; Alban Redheuil; Gilles Montalescot


Eur Heart J. 2020;41(13):1365-1373. 

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Nowadays SCD is a chronic condition, its prognosis is linked to progressive end organ damage. SCD-related cardiovascular complications lead to premature death and poor quality of life. It is important to share knowledge about this disease; the cardiologist should be aware of the frequency and singular phenotype of HF in these patients. In order to improve the prognosis of SCD patients, enhancing the diagnosis of LVDD at an early stage is the first needed step, which will also pave the way for future clinical intervention studies.